St. Mark's Coffeehouse, Denver, CO.

A poem is a "laying on of hands." --Richard Eberhart

Poetry Events & Readings

Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4 | 6:30-8:30 | POETRY WORKSHOP | Write Now: The Poetry of William Stafford | Sponsored by BookBar, 4280 Tennyson, Denver, CO | MORE INFO COMING SOON

Sept. 8 | 6:30 p.m. | POETRY READING | Now You See Me: Women in the Arts | Oz Gallery, 9209 Dorothy Blvd., Thornton, CO | Sponsored by City of Thornton Arts & Culture Division | Contact: krystle.codrey@​

July 23 | PRESENTATION | Regis University MFA Program | Denver, CO

July 2 | PRESENTATION | Practicing Intellectual Resistance | The Global Center for Advanced Studies Summer Institute & Conference | Maribor, Slovenia | http:/​/​

June 30 | 7:30 p.m. | POETRY READING | The Arts Unloosed | Benefit for Projekt Gemeinde and Refugee Projekt | Vienna, Austria | In connection with Denver's CRI

June 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. | POETRY READING & BOOK SIGNING | Voices of Hope and Love: Building Bridges Through Poetry with Wendi Kaplan, Alexandria Poet Laureate | Durant Art Center, 1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA.

Feb. 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | POETRY WORKSHOP | Poetry West, Colorado Springs. Hooked on Books, 12 E. Bijou, Colorado Springs, CO. RSVP to Jim at (719) 419-7660

Oct 7 | 6 p.m. | POETRY READING with fellow Lighthouse instructors David J. Rothman, Malinda Miller, and J Diego Frey | Townie Books, 414 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO (970) 349-7545

Aug 23 | 6 p.m. | POETRY READING/​BOOK SIGNING for Tongues of Men and Angels | Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, CO. innisfreepoetry@​ (303) 495-3303.

August 11 | 6 p.m. | READ & FEED POETRY READING with Dan Beachy-Quick, Camille Dungy, and Jason Hardung | Letterpress & Publick House, 316 Willow St., Ft. Collins, CO. todd@​ (970) 682-2590

August 5 | 7-8:30 | POETRY READING/​BOOK SIGNING for Tongues of Men and Angels | Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St., Denver, CO. dan@​ (303) 297-1185

July 8 | 7-9 p.m. | POETRY BOOK LAUNCH for Tongues of Men and Angels | BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St., Denver, CO. welcome@​ (720) 443-2227

June 12 | 4-7 p.m. | POETRY READING/​BOOK SIGNING for Tongues of Men and Angels | South Stage Cellar 6 p.m. | 125 S 3rd St., Jacksonville, OR (541) 899-9120

Select Past Poetry Events and Participations

Judge, Colorado State Poetry Out Loud Competition, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Poetry Foundation, and Colorado Creative Industries.

Forza (now Ziggy's) Third Thursday Reading, Westminster, CO. Featured poet.

Heart's Content Reading, Ft. Collins, CO. Featured with several other Colorado poets, including: Debra Shirley, Shirley Van Cleef Sullivan, Bill Roberts, Michael Adams. Benefit reading for hypoplastic heart syndrome.

"The Poetry Show," KCFR Radio, Host Dona Stein, Ft. Collins, CO. Featured poet.

Rocky Mountain Women's Institute Associateship showcase, Space Gallery, Denver, CO. Multi-media poetry performance.

Liquid Poetry, Wynkoop Brewery, Denver, CO. Featured with poets J Diego Frey and Michael J. Henry, hosted by Denver Poet Laureate Chris Ransick. Fundraiser for Rocky Mountain Textbooks for the Blind and Dyslexic.

West Side Books, Denver, CO. Featured along with poets Renee Ruderman, Catherine Wiley, and Alice Goble.

Lighthouse Writers, Denver, CO. Featuring participants in the Lighthouse Poetry Master Class, taught by Chris Ransick: Jeni Rinner, Carolyn Jennings, Joan Logsdon, Colette Anderson Gill, Vicki Mandell-King.

Exceptional Wisdom Radio, Boston, MA. Journaling for a Better Life. Host: Kathleen Adams. Featured Poet.

Poets on Corners, Denver, CO. Selected poet. Sponsored by Denver Mayor's Office.

Ruminate Magazine, Everyday Joe's Coffeehouse, Ft. Collins, CO. Featured poet.

"The Poet's VS," KGNU Radio, Boulder, CO. Featured poet.

Collaborative show with abstract artist Margaret Withers, NEXT Gallery, Denver, CO.

Buzz Coffeehouse, Denver, CO. Featured along with poets Renee Ruderman, Catherine Wiley, and Gaynell Gavin.

Chair and poetry judge, Christianity & Literature student writing contest

Various presentations of original poetry & liturgy one-act play, "The Gospel According to Poetry," in theaters, universities, writers & artists retreats, coffeehouses, churches, conferences, and schools across the country.

Staley Distinguished Lecture Series, Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, NY. Presentation of "The Gospel According to Poetry" and lecture on American poet Vassar Miller.

Selected Works

Poetry Book
"Blends the verbal alacrity and formal complexity of Gerard Manley Hopkins with the ironic verve and cultural awareness of Allen Ginsberg." --Paul J. Willis, former Santa Barbara Poet Laureate
Poetry Therapy Textbook
Revised and updated the third edition of the classic academic textbook by Arleen McCarty Hynes and Mary Hynes-Berry (North Star Press, 2012).
Nonfiction Books
"A rich and enriching book, a gift of both poetry and faith" --Dan Wakefield, author of New York in the Fifties

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